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English Definitionroots or stems of plants; origin; source; this; the current; root; foundation; basis; measure word for books, periodicals, files, etc.; originally
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(After Tone Sandhi)
Zhuyin (Bopomofo) ㄅㄣˇ
Cantonese (Jyutping)bun2
Part of Speech(副) adverb, (量) measure word
Proficiency Test LevelHSK=1; TOP=Basic,Intermediate,Advanced

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Words With Same Head Word    
本子běnzibook; notebook; edition
本质běnzhìessence; nature; innate character; intrinsic quality
本事běnshiability; skill
本来běnláioriginal; originally; at first; it goes without saying; of course
本领běnlǐngskill; ability; capability
Words With Same Tail Word    
基本jīběnbasic; fundamental; main; elementary
根本gēnběnfundamental; basic; root; simply; absolutely (not); (not) at all
资本zīběncapital (economics)
成本chéngběn(manufacturing, production etc) costs
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